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  • A Small Corner of Hellby Anna Politkovskaya; Alexander Burry; Tatiana Tulchinsky; Georgi M. Derluguian

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Chechnya, a 6,000-square-mile corner of the northern Caucasus, has struggled under Russian domination for centuries. The region declared its independence in 1991, leading to a brutal war, Russian withdrawal, and subsequent "governance" by bandits and warlords. A series of apartment building attacks in Moscow in 1999, allegedly orchestrated by a rebel... more...

  • What Is a Person?by Christian Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 33.00

    What is a person? This fundamental question is a perennial concern of philosophers and theologians. But, Christian Smith here argues, it also lies at the center of the social scientist?s quest to interpret and explain social life. In this ambitious book, Smith presents a new model for social theory that does justice to the best of our humanistic visions... more...

  • To Flourish or Destructby Christian Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In his 2010 book What Is a Person?, Christian Smith argued that sociology had for too long neglected this fundamental question. Prevailing social theories, he wrote, do not adequately ?capture our deep subjective experience as persons, crucial dimensions of the richness of our own lived lives, what thinkers in previous ages might have called our... more...

  • Dialogue on the Infinity of Loveby Tullia d'Aragona; Rinaldina Russell; Bruce Merry

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 17.50

    Celebrated as a courtesan and poet, and as a woman of great intelligence and wit, Tullia d'Aragona (1510?56) entered the debate about the morality of love that engaged the best and most famous male intellects of sixteenth-century Italy. First published in Venice in 1547, but never before published in English, Dialogue on the Infinity of Love casts... more...

  • The Birthday Bookby Holt N. Censorinus; Holt N. Parker

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: The Birthday Book , which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything he knew about birthdays, the book starts simply, but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched... more...

  • A Brief History of the Spanish Languageby David A. Pharies

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world and a language of ever-increasing importance in the United States. In what will likely become the introduction to the history of the Spanish language, David Pharies clearly and concisely charts the evolution of Spanish from its Indo-European roots to its present form. An internationally... more...

  • A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Preyby Gage Averill

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and... more...

  • A Handbook of Biological Illustrationby Frances W. Zweifel

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor,... more...

  • A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accountsby Dale W. Jorgenson; J. Steven Landefeld; William D. Nordhaus; Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts brings together a distinguished group of contributors to initiate the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated set of United States national accounts. The purpose of the new architecture is not only to integrate the existing systems of accounts, but also to identify gaps and inconsistencies... more...

  • A Power Stronger Than Itselfby George E. Lewis

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic... more...